Community Outreach

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Featured Projects

  • Community Wellbeing

    Our 4-week group courses are designed to help people living with anxiety, depression, social isolation, bereavement, trauma and any other life circumstances that are affecting their wellbeing. The courses are held at The Isbourne (or online) and are delivered by our team of expert tutors. Courses are developed with the participants needs in mind and pull from our diverse portfolio of holistic and wellbeing topics, including Mindfulness, Sleep, Nutrition, EFT (tapping), Mindset, and much more.

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  • Tai Chi for Dementia

    An 8-week course delivered regularly at The Isbourne to support those living with dementia to stay well and live independently. The carer or loved one of the person with dementia also participates, providing a unique opportunity to do something engaging, fun and beneficial together. The course aims to help participants with their mental, physical and emotional health, addressing aspects such as balance, coordination, stimulating short term memory, building neural connections, and reducing stress and anxiety. The programme also includes monthly drop-in classes for people who have completed the course, and a home practice DVD

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Other Projects

Eastwood Park Prison | Oakley Women's Group | New Court Retirement Apartments |
Gloucestershire Young Carers | Endsleigh | Key Workers Care Package | COVID-19 Wellbeing Support

Where does my donation go?

We are grateful for all donation amounts and make sure they are distributed as evenly as possible across all aspects of The Isbourne. Your donation goes towards:

  • Enabling financially disadvantaged outreach clients to attend our standard classes and workshops at a subsidised rate

  • Providing free/subsidised 6-week blocks of one-to-one counselling for some outreach clients

  • Offering transport services to clients who are isolated without means of transport

  • Allowing us offer additional support such as following up with clients online or by phone

  • The production of the Tai Chi Movements for Dementia home practice DVD

  • Covering the cost of tutors’ time

  • Being able to use a therapy dog as part of outreach programmes

  • Plus much more

Ways we can help

  1. By offering a subsidised rate for all our classes and workshops, we are allowing everyone to access wellbeing, regardless of their financial situation.

  2. All of our Outreach sessions can be accessed by self-referral. This means you don’t have to be part of an organisation to join in, just get in touch.

  3. We are proud to be included in various charitable networks which allows us to be connected with those who may need us most.

  4. Many of our sessions can be accessed online, meaning you can join in from anywhere.

  5. Our Outreach team are always keen to follow up with participants so you can continue communication after the sessions finish, if you wish.

  6. All of our tutors are quality and DBS checked, allowing us to provide you with the very best practitioners in their given field.

  7. The Isbourne is one big family of support! We love building connections with people and being part of someone’s pathway to wellbeing, from group courses, one-to-one therapy and social opportunities, we are here for you.

Meet the Team

  • Bonnie Lloyd

    Bonnie is our Outreach Co-ordinator and will usually be your first port of call when enquiring about one of our Outreach services. Bonnie is passionate about wellbeing and helping the community. She oversees all of our Outreach projects and is always thinking of new ways we can help those who need it.

  • Sophie Perry

    Sophie has been a valuable part of The Isbourne team since 2018. She plays a big supporting role to our outreach services, facilitating our Tai Chi Movements for Dementia and Community Wellbeing courses with kindness and a smile! Sophie helps to plan and organise projects and the all-important evaluation and reporting procedures.

  • Sue Rabbich

    Sue joined the outreach team in 2020 as a group facilitator for our Community Wellbeing courses, bringing a wealth of experience in facilitating sessions and working with a diverse range of individuals in the community. Sue is also a qualified Soul Midwife, helping those in the last stages of life.

  • Sally

    Sally is our dedicated therapy dog! You’ll find Sally with owner Sue Rabbich at some of our sessions. A Rescue from Africa, Sally is a sweet and friendly pup who has trained to be a qualified therapy dog. She works hard to help participants feel more relaxed and calm during sessions.

Testimonials

I have enjoyed the course very much, there’s such a lot going on in my life and this will definitely help me, thank you

Community Wellbeing client, Oct 2020

I felt very overwhelmed about coming but within 10 minutes felt calmer

Community Wellbeing client, March 2020

We’re discovering that Tai Chi is helping with my anger. Learning techniques that can help me say ‘I’m getting angry and I CAN stop this is incredibly important

Tai Chi Movements for Dementia client, 2018

Find out more about our Outreach work here

Thank you to our funders

We would also like to acknowledge all of our individual donors without whom our work wouldn't be possible.

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Could you or someone you know benefit from our input? Whether you’re an organisation or individual, get in touch.
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